Doing a cross country move is very different from the usual move not just because of the distance but all the other things that comes with moving to another state. On the basis of the cost alone, the cross country move is significantly more expensive. Then of course there is the matter of convenience which many do not realize is very important especially if one is moving to another state and has no spare time for any inconveniences, such as going through all the red tape that the some of the cross country moving companies require before delivering one’s belongings. It is best therefore to shop for cross country moving companies before hiring one company because they offer the cheapest rate.
What one should realize is that there are now so many cross country moving companies that they almost saturate the market. This means that there is very stiff competition for customers. Because of this, many cross country moving companies resort to low balling and then forces the customers to pay their additional charges before delivering their belongings. Then there are also many cross country moving companies that do not have the enough insurance for one’s belongings and so few customers really check with the insurance company. Should anything happen to one’ belongings it would actually be hard to claim for damages.
Then there is also the matter of expertise. Some cross country moving companies do not have the experience and expertise in transporting different items, from personal belongings that require careful transportation to vehicles which requires the right equipment and vehicle to accomplish. The reason why many companies do not have the experience and capacity for such delivery is because some of them hire sub contractors to do the job. Should anything happen to one’s belongings again it would be even harder to claim because of the third party sub contractor. It is best therefore to ask first the cross country moving companies if they will do the job or will sub contract it to other movers.
It is also important to ensure that the cross country moving companies are professional and has been providing good services to customers whether they have been in the business for decades or just a couple of years. For example, if they say they will deliver between 1 pm to 5 pm, they should arrive between 1 and five because for someone who is new in the job getting another time off would simply not be acceptable. It is best therefore to check the ratings of the cross country moving companies before hiring one.